Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
Graduate Student

Anna Wang
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Amy Sutton is a Ph.D. Candidate at Harvard University's Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. Amy grew up in Montreal, in the French part of Canada. She went to McGill University, and received a B.Sc. in chemistry. During her undergraduate degree, she interned as a research assistant in several different laboratories. She liked research, so she started her Ph.D. at Harvard immediately after graduating. She began in Hongkun Park's group, doing research on in vitro methods to deliver proteins, antibodies, and nanodiamonds into mammalian cells. After a couple of years, Amy moved to Joanna Aizenberg's laboratory where she developed biocompatible, responsive materials. This work has led to a better understanding of how cells react to the geometry of their growth environment as part of the active materials effort in MRSEC IRG 3.